CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & SainT JOSEPH, WARE Tel. 01920 462140 Fax 01920 486251 e.mail: email@example.com website: www.sacredheartware.com 22nd March 2009 FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT –Cycle B TIMES OF SERVICES & GROUP MEETINGS THIS WEEK MONDAY NO MASS EITHER IN CHURCH rd 23 OR AT CARMEL 8.00 p.m. Prayer Group in Hall TUESDAY 24th WEDNESDAY 25th ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 10.30 a.m. 7.30 p.m. 8.00 p.m. 10.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 6.30 p.m. 8.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m. 7.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. Lent Group at 22 Park Road MASS in CHURCH Lent Group in Hall MASS Lent Group in Hall MASS Confirmation Group in Hall R.C.I.A. Group in Hall Lent Group at 1 Ware Park Cottages MASS followed by Breakfast MASS N.B. No Exposition, 12 noon Mass or Penitential Lunch today STATIONS OF THE CROSS THURSDAY 26th FRIDAY 27th 8.00 p.m. SATURDAY 28th 6.30 p.m. FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY SUNDAY 29th Fourth Sunday of Lent 8.30 a.m. 10.30 a.m. MASS MASS Response to today‟s Psalm: “O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!” ___________________________ READINGS NEXT WEEK: Jr 31: 31-34 Psalm 50 Heb 5: 7–9 Jn 12: 20-30 _____________________________ MONEY COUNTING TEAM NO.1 THIS WEEK _____________________________ NEXT WEEKEND Please welcome Fr John Miller who will be celebrating the weekend Masses. Fr John Gray be going as Chaplain with Province 14, of the Catenians to Jersey for the weekend. Ron King of our parish is the President this year of Province 14 which stretches from the River Thames in the South up to Bedford in the North. NO MASS AT CARMEL 23rd – 28th MARCH inclusive The Prioress and Community of the Carmelite Monastery here in Ware regret that due to the redecoration of the Chapel, there will be no public Mass at Carmel this coming week (Mon.-Sat. inclusive). CHRISTIAN AID WALK – 9th May – 16th May. Volunteers are needed for the house to house collection that is organised by the Churches in Ware. If you are able to help, please contact Liz Horner, 01920 465714, or email firstname.lastname@example.org PENITENTIAL SERVICE This will be held this Lent at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 8th April. FAIR TRADE SCHOOL – A GOOD MOVE - Sacred Heart Primary School today announced plans to achieve FairTrade certification for becoming a fairtrade school by the end of 2010. This groundbreaking move will result in the tripling of salary for various different farmers, both increasing Fair-Trade sales for existing certified farming groups as well as opening up new opportunities for the pupils of Sacred Heart to work together with others to create one just world. Year 6 teacher, Mrs Langan, says: “This is an historic moment for our school. I am proud that Year 6 and the school community have chosen to take part in such a big event. Fair-Trade will hopefully be everyone’s favourite eating choice from now on. CAFOD (the Catholic agency for overseas development) came to our school on 16th March and we all saw how vital it is that we can support farmers and the communities they live in. We believe that by joining forces with the FairTrade Foundation, we can further improve living standards and conditions for farmers and farming communities, and create sustainable fair supply money for them.” “Sacred Heart’s commitment is breakthrough news for the farmers in different countries who are very excited that they will be able to sell more of their food products as Fair-Trade, bringing greater benefits to their communities” says Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of the Fair-Trade Foundation. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to certify Sacred Heart School in the future, enabling all those who buy Fair-Trade products to make a real difference for farmers with every purchase. This certainly sets a new standard for all schools, especially Sacred Heart.” We hope it changes your life as well as the lives of others. ________________________________ CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, working with communities in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, supporting people to find their own solutions to poverty. The agency works with all people regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality. ____________________________________ well as training in working with children and young people. You will then be matched with schools local to you to visit and give talks or lead workshop sessions. Schools volunteering is ideal for those who are free in the day and want to work with primary or secondary school pupils. The next training for potential CAFOD Schools Volunteers will take place over two days on 18th May and 10th July. Please contact CAFOD for an application form on 020 8449 6970 or Westminster@cafod.org.uk. Volunteers will be accepted only on successful completion of a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. ____________________________________ Understanding CAFOD training day – Saturday, 25th April 2009 Have you ever wanted to know more about how CAFOD chooses and works with partners overseas and uitilises your valuable donations? Or how it relates to the UK government? This day answers all those questions and more and is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about CAFOD and how they can get involved. The training will be taking place in CAFOD Stockwell office on Sat. 25th April 2009. Please contact CAFOD if you would like further details or wish to reserve a place on 0208 449 6970 or Westminster@cafod.org.uk _______________________________ BECOME A CAFOD Schools `Volunteer – Would you like to tell young people all about CAFOD‟s work and get them thinking about global justice issues? If so, why not join our schools team? You will receive a full briefing on CAFOD as REMUNERATION OF PRIESTS The Cardinal has recently reconfirmed that the remuneration for Priests in the Archdiocese of Westminster is to be made up of:1. Any offerings received to celebrate Mass for a particular intention. 2. The collections at Masses on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. 3. Offerings made for the Celebration of Baptisms and Marriages. 4. Offerings made for Requiem Masses, Burials and Cremations. The Priest does not receive any part of the usual Sunday collection unless Items 1-4 do not reach £8,000 per annum, in which case the deficiency can be made up from parish funds. CARDINAL CORMAC Fr John has received the following letter from the Auxiliary Bishops of the Diocese. “As we await the appointment of the 11th Archbishop of Westminster, the Auxiliary Bishops thought it would be good to invite the people of the Diocese to give thanks to God for the ministry of our present Cardinal. We have therefore arranged a series of Deanery Masses to be held in the second half of Lent in various parts of the Diocese. The Cardinal will be the main celebrant at each of the Masses and the Mass in Hertfordshire will be on Thursday, 26th March at St Alban and St Stephen Church, St. Albans, Herts.at 7.30 p.m.’ It is hoped that as many parishioners as possible will go along to St. Albans for this Mass. This week a letter was received from Bishop George Stack which said: “A number of priests and people have asked if a presentation is to be made to the Cardinal, marking his years of service to the Diocese of Westminster. I am happy to co-ordinate this for the parishes in my Deaneries. If you wish to publicise this presentation in your parish, please send the proceeds to me. I hope to make the presentation at the conclusion of the Mass.” If anyone would like to make a donation to this, please put your gift in an envelope marked „Cardinal Cormac‟ and put it through the letterbox of the Presbytery. Fr John will then send on any amount collected to Bishop Stack for the presentation. Any cheques should be made payable to „Ware Catholic Church‟. THANKSGIVING MASS FOR SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY SATURDAY, 30th MAY at 3 p.m. WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Letter from Department of Pastoral Affairs: “I would like to thank the parishes that have sent me the names and addresses of a total of 512 couples (so far!) celebrating significant wedding anniversaries this year. This adds up to 1,024 people. 90 of these couples are celebrating their 10th anniversary, 116 are celebrating their 25th, 107 are celebrating their 40th, 132 are celebrating their 50th, 24 are celebrating 60 years or over and 2 couples are celebrating their 70th anniversary. A small number don’t quite fit the criteria but have been included as special cases. The bulk of the invitations will go out next week. It is very encouraging to see so many couples with God’s grace going against the tide and such a joy to be able to thank God for it and publicly to applaud their faithfulness, perseverance and love.” Any further applications to Fr John as soon as possible please. ________________________________ AN ELDERLY COUPLE in our parish have asked me to ask if anyone has a BED-SETTEE that they do not want. If you can help, please have a word with me. Thanks. Fr.John ________________________________ WESTMINSTER DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 25th JULY – 1st AUGUST 2009 See Fr. John for further details.
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